Chemical Pathology Unit has organized a total of 5 sessions of new user and refresher training for new and existing staff, respectively. The objectives of the sessions were to introduce the new staff to the basics as well as to update and improve the techniques of existing staff on operating and troubleshooting the analyzers. The training sessions were carried out in collaboration with vendors of the analyzers from February to June 2017 and participated by all staff. Trainers from Roche, Siemens and Chemopharm conducted the training on Cobas c501, Cobas e411, Centaur XP, BioRad D10 and Cobas b221. It was hoped that the training sessions have equipped the staff with the skills to competently operate and troubleshoot the Chemical Pathology analyzers in their daily practice.
Training on Immunoassay analyzer, Cobas e411
Training on Immunoassay analyzer, Centaur XP
Training on HBA1C analyzer, BioRad D10
This blood donation program was organised by Centre for Pathology Diagnostic and Research Laboratory (CPDRL) in collaboration with Pusat Darah Negara (PDN).
The aim of this programme was to generate awareness on blood donation and highlight its significance for saving lives, to support Pusat Darah Negara (PDN) by replenish the blood stock and to instil altruistic values in UiTM student and personnel.
To promote this event, announcement was circulated via email to member’s of the faculty. MESTA played a part in disseminating the information to all medical students. Multiple posters, banners and buntings regarding the programme were put up around Sg Buloh campus which includes the academic building, CTC and student’s residential college.
These programs, held on 6th March 2017 and 18th September 2017, were conducted at lobby of Academic Building, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Sungai Buloh Campus, starting at 9am and ended at 4pm.
For both events, a total of 282 participants registered for blood donation. 200 participants were accepted for donation and 98 participants were rejected for various reason.
Majority of the participants were medical students; others were faculty personnel and students from dental faculty.
This workshop was jointly conducted by the clinical dermatology department and the Anatomic Pathology Unit, CPDRL, UiTM. It was a one-day workshop held in the Faculty of Medicine UiTM, and was attended by approximately 70 dermatology and pathology trainees from all over the country. The aims and objectives of the workshop were to equip the trainees with basic histomorphology of normal skin as well as common and important dermatological conditions. The workshop was delivered in the form of lectures, interactive slide sessions and pre and post-workshop assessments. Overall it was a success with positive feedback received from the participants.
• The main objective of obtaining and maintaining the ISO 15189 for CPDRL is to develop the laboratory quality management systems and to assess the lab’s competence.
• CPDRL was awarded the ISO 15189 accreditation on the 31st December 2014.
• All the tests run by CPDRL are ISO 15189 accredited except where indicated.
• Recently, a reassessment audit by Skim Akreditasi Makmal Malaysia (SAMM) lead and technical assessors and following this, CPDRL has been awarded the ISO 15189 accreditation for another 3 years.
The main objective of the event was to increase the knowledge and understanding of CPDRL’s customers on the tests and services offered by the laboratory. Representatives from all 4 units in CPDRL presented on a selected topic for 30 minutes each.
From Haematology Unit, Dr Madyhah presented on Updates in Haematology Tests. The main objectives are to increase the awareness and knowledge of our customers such as clinicians, nurses and other clinical staffs regarding the tests and services offered by the lab.
Dr Fathimah Mohamad from Chemical Pathology Unit presented on the topic titled ‘The Unnecessary Repeats’. The points covered include: repetitive orders, especially for HbA1c and TSH that were requested less than the specified time intervals as the major reason for specimen rejection in Chemical Pathology and requests for repeat printing of results. It was hoped that CES 2017 will be able to reduce the unnecessary repeats and the specimen rejection rate in Chemical Pathology.